A commemorative weekend is being organised in Cahir to remember the Charteris Family.
Scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4, the weekend will particularly remember Colonel Richard Butler Charteris.
Many Cahir people remember The Colonel; there are many still alive who worked for the estate, or whose family worked there. All are encouraged to get in touch with the event organiser, Dr David Butler, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Carrigeen Castle, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.
The events planned for the commemorative weekend include a photographic/memorabilia exhibition and lecture concerning The Colonel and his wife, bespoke tours of Cahir Castle, Swiss Cottage and a walking tour of Cahir heritage town, with particular reference to the buildings associated with the Butler and Charteris families. The Colonel was patron of both Cahir Park AFC and Cahir Cricket Club for decades, up to his death, and there will be an event at the new Cahir Park AFC Clubhouse, with The Charteris Cup and team photos with Colonel Charteris on display.
In addition, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Butler-Charteris plot at Kilcommon Burial Ground, and the Butler vault in St Paul’s churchyard, while the walking tour of Cahir will include particular stops at The War Memorial, where The Colonel’s nephew, Henry Richard Inigo-Jones, who was killed at the age of 22 years at the commencement in The Great War, is commemorated and The Butler-Charteris Memorial Fountain in The Square, erected in 1876 in memory of The Colonel’s father.
The weekend will close with an ecumenical Butler-Charteris Memorial Service as part of the Annual Thanksgiving for Harvest Service, St Paul’s Church, on Sunday September 4, commencing at 7.30pm, to which all local representatives, civic groups and surviving estate employees and their families are invited; the service will be followed by tea and refreshments in the adjoining Butler-Charteris Hall.
A sponsored Walk in Aid of Cahir Meals on Wheels will take place on Sunday, June 26, from the Castle car park at 1.30 p.m. Refreshments and music in the Shamrock Lounge afterwards. Please support this very worthy cause.